A paedophile who worked as a teacher will be extradited to serve a prison sentence for having child pornography.

Keith Hudson will be deported tomorrow to serve five months in a Dutch prison for importing and stocking pictures of children.

The 54-year-old, who ran private tuition company Sussex Learning Centre, was arrested today at his home in Willowmead, Crowborough.

After his conviction for the child porn offences in the Netherlands in August 2002, he was ordered to appear to be sentenced.

He did not turn up for the hearing and was sentenced in his absence but never returned to the country to serve his time.

His appeal against the conviction was rejected in October 2003.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police and Sussex Police raided Hudson's home at 8.45am armed with a European arrest warrant.

A Met spokesman said Hudson appeared at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "The arrest was made by police in relation to an extradition warrant.

"This follows his conviction for importing and stocking child pornography in the Netherlands in August 2002.

"He was sentenced to five months imprisonment but, having been sentenced in his absence, did not return to the Netherlands to complete this sentence.

"He will be extradited to the Netherlands this weekend."

Last year The Argus revealed how science teacher Hudson was allowed to teach despite being a convicted sex offender in the UK when it emerged his details were on a banned list.

Hudson was found guilty at Croydon Crown Court on five counts of moving and concealing indecent material after an operation by Dover customs officers in 1998.

He was placed on List 99, which gives details of people barred or restricted from the teaching profession due to misconduct or on medical grounds.

And he was also put on the Sex Offenders' Register for four years with his details being added to East Sussex County Council's internal restricted list.

But three years later he was allowed to teach girls by Estelle Morris, the Government's then Education Secretary.

The Care Standards Tribunal backed Ms Morris's decision and it heard medical evidence that while his feelings towards young boys were "inappropriate", he had "no interest in girls".

Education bosses at East Sussex County Council issued a warning to all schools in the area after the discovery that he was touting for business.